Food, Glorious Food!


Wendy, An Iowa Mom, tagged me for this oh-so-delish restaurant meme. Never one to turn down food I don't have to cook, I have an arsenal of answers at the ready.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to name of person that tagged you.
2. Include state and country you live in.
3. List top 5 favorite local restaurants
4. Tag 5 other people and let them know they've been tagged

I'm in Atlanta, USA.

My Top Five:

1. Brio (on Peachtree Street)- This place is #1 in my heart because my husband and I had our first dinner date there on April 6, 2003 and got engaged on their patio four months later. They have great pasta, to-die-for brick oven pizza and it's the place to be on Wednesday Martini Night.

2. You haven't been to Atlanta if you haven't been to The Varsity. Chili Slaw Dogs, Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Chocolate Shakes, Onion Rings... leave your diets at the door.

3. When we want a great meal with nice atmosphere at a good price, we head to Houston's. We love their salads, and they don't skimp on the wine.

4. Another place near and dear to my heart is The Capital Grille on Peachtree Street. We celebrate our anniversary there every year and, since that happens to be New Year's Eve, the whole city celebrates with us! The food is superb, and this is the one time a year I order steak. But what really keeps us coming back is the outstanding service from waiters who have been there for years. They even carry their own business cards.

5. And finally, my beloved lunch spot, Cafe at Pharr. I have become up-close and personal with their Walnut Chicken Salad plate. Their ginger salad dressing is awesome, and the little yogurt rolls they serve for dessert are divine. I should know. I get lunch there at least twice a week.

Please consider yourself tagged if you'd like to join the fun.

Is your mouth watering, too?


Vader's Mom :

The Varsity ROCKS!!! I used to beg to stop there everytime we went through Atlanta. We don't go through there anymore, so you'll have to enjoy it for me.

Lori :

Oh - 2 of my favorites are also Brio and The Capital Grille. My husband eats at The Capital Grille almost every week with lunch clients and is always rubbing it in. It is yummy!

I may have to try this meme out. I'll let you know if I end up doing it.

justabeachkat :

I loved living in Atlanta. So many great places, including these!


Sonya :

Ok, next time I'm in Atlanta, you have to take me to one of these places!

Momma Roar :

Makes me want to make a road trip! I've been wanting to do this meme, I'll have to give it a try this week!

Nadine :

I must plan a road trip to Atlanta. Those places sound yummy.

Jamie :

Ok, I am really hungry now!! Those places sound awesome!! I wish I was closer to try them out.

Have a great 4th of July! :)

heidi @ ggip :

It's so fun to think about food!

Tammy :

OK...I haven't heard of any of these! Must be strictly southern places? But I'll keep them in mind if I ever get to Atlanta, which I hope to one day! :)

Sue :

Yup - my mouth is definitely watering. That walnut salad sounds yummy!

Lyndy :

Being a GA girl I of course, know The Varsity rocks. Yummy! However, I have never been to Cafe at Pharr but that walnut chicken salad sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe :

I'm picking up your tag... this should be fun!

Leah in Iowa :

Yum! Walnut Chicken Salad with ginger dressing sounds delish! Have one for me next time you go!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane :

You know, we've been to Atlanta several times and never been to the Varsity. I know, I know, there's something wrong with us. We've been to a Houston's in another town and had really good food. I need to remember this post, for when we come to Atlanta next... I would love to try the last one, Cafe at Pharr, that salad and dressing and rolls you described sounds positively divine :)

Great places, sounds like!

Sandy :

Hey Jill, I'm glad I had time to look thru your blog today, because I'm in Atlanta at the ICRS! Now I know where to eat!!!

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